Leh's Rimpochee Airport is well-connected to most major cities of India via frequent flights. If you're travelling from outside India, book a connecting flight from New Delhi.
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One of the most unique and thrilling treks in India, the Chadar trek takes you over the frozen Zanskar River. You'll spend days walking over the thick sheet of ice that layers the frozen Zanskar River in the icy, cold winters of Ladakh. You'll spend nights camping in tents pitched besides the gurgling flow of the turquoise Zanskar River.
Deep inside the Zanskar gorge, you'll travel through a frozen, frothy and frosty paradise with towering mountain cliffs, frozen waterfalls and arid mountain slopes. The riveting beauty of the Zanskar valley have earned acclaim for the Chadar trek, with breathtaking views of the rugged terrain and stark landscapes at every turn.
In the deep interiors of the Ladakhi mountains, the Zanskar River flows with a roaring sound. But in the winters, the water turns to ice, forming a 'Chadar' or blanket over the river. The route of the Chadar trek follows the course of the river, over the blanket of thick ice. While it is common to spot local Zanskari natives travelling over the Chadar, you might also spot the blue sheep and ibex, or even the snow leopard, if you're lucky enough.
Complete the iconic and famous Chadar trek. | Walk over the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh. | Catch breathtaking views of the Zanskar gorge. | See waterfalls frozen in mid-flow.
Land at Leh Airport. A representative will be waiting to receive you and take you to a pre-arranged hotel in Leh. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you'll meet your trek leader to discuss weather, itinerary and equipment for the Chadar trek. Overnight in a hotel at Leh.
Overnight in a hotel in Leh.
Land at Leh Airport and travel to a pre-arranged hotel in the city. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Leh to have meals at your own expense. You'll be accommodated at a hotel in Leh on twin-sharing basis. Please note that the hotel will not be centrally heated, but it will have a heating facility in your room.
For cancellations made 45 days or more before departure of the Chadar trek: 80% refund.
For cancellations made 44-30 days before departure of the Chadar trek: 70% refund.
For cancellations made 29-14 days before departure of the Chadar trek: 40% refund.
For cancellations made less than 13 days before departure of the Chadar trek: no refund.
In case of no show: no refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting INR 200 person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the Chadar trek.
Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.